Sacrament of Baptism

What is Baptism?

Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church, the other two being Confirmation and Eucharist. Through Baptism we are incorporated into the body of Christ.

Baptism is celebrated by immersion or the pouring of water with the words

“I baptise you in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit”.
Parents who ask to have their children baptised accept the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith and bringing them up to keep God’s commandments.

Visit the Archdiocese Flame of Faith website to learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism. Flame of Faith

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Weekly Readings

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Weekly Reflection

Doa Bunda Maria Indonesia
This week we celebrate Mary as Our Lady of Indonesia. Enclosed is a prayer to
Our Lady of Indonesia. Faith come to Indonesia through the early Portuguese
Christians and their deep celebration of their faith.
The Portuguese very early established churches in Malacca and the
“Spice Islands” – the Moluccas. Perhaps the most famous missionary
was not Portuguese, but Basque – St Francis Xavier.
With these first Christians came a deep devotion to Our Lady. But not long
after Xavier, the Dutch defeated the Portuguese and took their
territories in what is now Indonesia. They expelled the Catholic
missionaries and replaced them with Calvinists. Catholics struggles
under the Dutch and then the Muslim governments. Today there are over
eight million Catholics in Indonesia which makes it the second
largest Catholic community in East Asia and larger than Australia.
Faith in Indonesia has a particular flavour and expresses local culture. The
wonderful communities in Flores and the Moluccas have a different flavour
than Javanese Catholicism. Each is deeply faithful and expresses faith through
culture.

Prayer to Our Lady of Indonesia
Our Lady of Indonesia, God’s plan, and that of your Son Jesus Christ, have been
lovingly realised in and through you. Pray for us, the people
of Indonesia so that we may become good citizens of this land. Assist us in
reaching our life’s goals for a better future for our families.
Strengthen our faith, hope and love, so that we do not get carried away by the
lures of this world but stand firm in the teachings of your
Son Jesus. Transform us into witnesses for peace and justice, so that we may
attain the success and happiness promised by your son to those who believe in
Him.
Teach us to let go of all bitterness and divisions among us, so that
whoever joins our families and communities will experience the loving guidance
of the Holy Spirit. At the end of our lives bring us together again with you, in
communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God Bless you all

Parish Priest
Bryan J Pipins

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Christmas 2016

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 2016

All  events and holy mass  will be held at the St. Mary’s Worship Center, Upper Coomera

Saturday, 24th December (CHRISTMAS EVE)

4.30pm –  Carol Singing   | 5:00  – Holy Mass 

9.30pm –  Carol Singing  | 10:00 pm –  Holy Mass 

Sunday 25th December 2016 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

7.30am Holy Mass

9.30am Holy Mass

Saturday, 31st December (NEW YEAR’S EVE)

6pm – Holy Mass 

Sunday 1st January 2017 (NEW YEAR’S DAY)

7.30am Mass  |  9am Mass | 5pm Mass 

 

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Lenten Progam

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 

SAINT MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

COOMERA

Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7pm

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday at 7pm

Mass Times :

                (NO 5 PM EVENING MASS ON EASTER SUDAY)

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Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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